How to prepare for a Horror photoshoot

Hey there, future Horror model! We're going to help you get ready for your next Horror photoshoot and cover some of the most important things you'll need to consider. Don't worry! We'll keep it short so you can get right back to prepping.

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Hey there, Future Horror Model!

I'm here to help you prepare for your next Horror photoshoot with some essential tips.

  1. Expect the Unexpected:

    • Horror photoshoots can involve fake blood, special effects makeup (SFX), and various props. Be prepared for anything your photographer might throw at you.

  2. Character Preparation:

    • Modeling for horror is like acting. Practice showing off negative emotions that suit your character. Whether you're a sad clown or a maniac, know your character inside out.

  3. Find Inspiration:

    • Explore online for inspiration poses. Whether you're portraying a zombie or a vampire, this research will help you visualize the right poses, be they posed, natural, sexy, high fashion, grungy, creepy, monstrous, or funny. Please share your favorite Inspiration poses with The Photographer Ash before the shoot so they can find similar themed poses for your mood board for your shoot.

  4. Stay Clean and Bring Essentials:

    • Take a shower and come with a clean, freshly washed face. This makes it easier for the SFX artist. If you're doing your own makeup, do it beforehand, but bring essential supplies with you.

  5. Bring an Outfit You Don't Mind Getting Dirty:

    • Horror photoshoots can get messy. It's best to bring an outfit you don't care about. Thrift stores offer affordable options for such outfits.

  6. Stay Open-Minded:

    • Regardless of your experience, always approach a horror shoot with an open mind. The best part of any shoot is the photographer's and model's creativity, so let your imagination run wild.

Horror photoshoots are loads of fun, but they also require preparation. With these tips, you'll be well-equipped for a successful and creative experience.